Starring: Ziyi Zhang, Suzuka Ohgo, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Gong Li
Director: Rob Marshall
Studio: Sony Pictures
About This DVD
A Cinderella story set in a mysterious and exotic world, this stunning romantic epic shows how a house servant blossoms, against all odds, to become the most captivating geisha of her day.
"... a visually stunning adaptation of Arthur Golden's best-selling novel." (Barry Caine, OAKLAND TRIBUNE) The director of Chicago, Rob Marshall, transports us into a mysterious and exotic world that casts a potent spell. A Cinderella story like no other, MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA stars Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh and Gong Li. "Gorgeously photographed, meticulously directed and hypnotically acted. MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA is luxurious, ethereal and intoxicating. It will leave you breathless." (Rex Reed, NEW YORK OBSERVER)
|Audio Format:||DD 5.1 Surround, DD 2.0 Stereo|
|Video Format:||Widescreen 2.40:1 (Anamorphic)|
|Languages:||English 5.1 dts / English 5.1 / Thai 5.1|
|Subtitles:||Korean / English / Chinese(Guangdong) / Chinese(Beijing) / Thai|
Commentary by director Rob Marshall and co-producer John DeLuca
Production Commentary by Costume Design Colleen Atwood, Production Design John Myhre and Editor Pietro Scalia
"Sayuri's Other Journey: From the Novel to the Screen" featurette - Novelist Arthur Golden and the filmmakers discuss the 8-year journey of turning the best-selling book into an award winning film.
"The Road to Japan" featurette - the filmmakers travel to Japan to experience the places in Kyoto that are featured in the book and discuss the challenges of shooting in some of JapanA’s most sacred locations.
"Geisha Bootcamp" featurette - A behind the scenes look at how the actresses learned the art of becoming geisha.
"Building the Hanamachi" featurette - Recreating the entire village of old Kyoto in a pasture in Southern California.
"The Look of a Geisha" featurette - The most famous Geisha were considered to be the supermodels of their time, learn the ancient secrets and modern twists to creating their hair, makeup and wardrobe for the film.
"The Music of Memoirs" featurette - John Williams, Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman discuss the creative process of composing the Golden GlobeA® winning score.
"A Geisha's Dance" featurette - We'll follow the entire process of staging these dances, from research into authentic geisha dance (illustrated with the archival footage that served as inspiration) through conception, casting sessions, rehearsals, on-the-set rehearsals, filming, and the final version in the movie.
"The World of the Geisha" featurette - A look at the history of this secret world, from its ancient origins up to the geisha of today.
"The Way of the Sumo" featurette - Explore the fascinating history of this ancient sport and meet some of todayA’s Sumo Wrestling champions.
"Rob Marshall" featurette - An in-depth look at Director Rob Marshall
"A Day with Chef Nobu Matsuhisa" featurette - World-renowned Chef Nobu Matsuhisa discusses his role in Memoirs and shares some of his favorite recipes.
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